UCLA vs Illinois Spread, Trends, and Free Pick 2011 Fight Hunger Bowl

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UCLA UCLA (6-7) vs Illinois (6-6)
When: Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Time: 3:30 ET
TV: ESPN
Illinois

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The point spread for this year’s Fight Hunger Bowl between the UCLA Bruins and Illinois Fighting Illini opened up at -1.5 on December 5th in favor of the Illini at BetOnline Sportsbook. As of Monday afternoon (12/26), the line has moved up to -2.5. The total opened up at 44 and has gone up to 47. Right now, 52% of the betting public is on Illinois and 64% are on the under. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.

Bruins are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten.

Bruins are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog.

Fighting Illini are 6-15 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.

Fighting Illini are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.

Under is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.

Under is 6-2 in Bruins last 8 games overall.

Under is 6-0 in Fighting Illini last 6 games following a S.U. loss.

Under is 4-0 in Fighting Illini last 4 games as a favorite.

My Prediction: This Bowl game is also being called the ‘Who Cares Bowl’. Both of these teams have no business being here. Illinois became Bowl eligible on October 8th with a win over Indiana to go 6-0. They then went on to lose their last 6 games to finish 6-6. Pathetic. UCLA in my book isn’t even Bowl eligible. I thought you had to have a winning record to go bowling. Either way, these teams will be playing New Year’s Eve and I have to pick a winner. Compared to Illinois, UCLA is on fire, winning 1 of their last 4. Take UCLA and watch one of the other bowl games.

UCLA +2.5

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